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Newt Gingrich Blatantly Steals Ron Paul's Ideas

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If there is anyone left working for Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, they need to pull the candidate aside and tell him it's over. Done. Finito. Newt Gingrich 2012 is as dead as the Contract With America that he and his half-wit, Tea-Party Precursors tried to pass in the mid-1990s.

Two scandals emerged this week surrounding Newt and his entourage. It's hard to know which one is more surprising...or damning.

First, it turns out that Gingrich had a one million dollar account at Tiffany's. The early reports, based on disclosure filings from five years ago, reported only $500,000 in interest-free (bribes) debt to Gingrich. Now, it turns out, the number was double that. I guess when you have to buy jewelry for that many wives and ex-wives, you need a giant revolving credit account that represents what normal people make in 20 years of earnings.

The second scandal is even more delicious. Newt Gingrich, fresh off his attempt to claim the Reagan mantle, is now going after the Ron Paul vote. Earth to Newt: If liberty minded Republicans are going to leave Ron Paul's camp, it will be for someone like Gary Johnson. You know, an actual libertarian who would serve liberty in the Oval Office.

Libertarians don't say things like, oh, "Oh yeah. But see, I'm not a libertarian. I say it pretty clearly in the book [Window of Opportunity]. I am not for untrammeled free enterprise. I am not for greed as the ultimate cultural value," Gingrich said. So much for that Ron Paul vote, Mr. Blingrich.

Of course, that didn't stop Gingrich from trying to steal Ron Paul's thunder by coming out against the Federal Reserve. The only thing original about Newt Gingrich is that he's running a one-of-a-kind disaster of a campaign. Other than that, he's a half-rate politician with an overrated intellect, an oversized ego, and an incoherent political ideology.

One day he's the next Ronald Reagan. When that blows up, he goes on on vacation and comes back pretending to be Ron Paul. When this inevitably fails, what's next? Will he decry Republican positions on health care reform? (Oh wait, he already did that). Will he run out on an ill wife to be with his mistress, like John Edwards? (Oh wait, he already did that, too). Maybe he'll have an affair with Sarah Palin and they can run for office together as King and Queen of the Genius Prom.

But hey, other than that, he'd be a great president.

 

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